Wikipedia describes a tornado as…
A violent, rotating column of air which is contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud.
Another way of putting it might be…
A violent force which touches both earth and heaven.
What an amazing picture of a life lived by the Spirit of God. A believer who has their feet firmly planted in their mission on this earth, as well as having a firm grip on their Heavenly calling, is a force of immeasurable power. Jesus said:
“…I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” ~ Matthew 10:34
By following the example of Jesus, we are called to stir things up. We are called to make the truth our weapon, and to upset the apple-cart of complacency and apathy that permeates not just our society, but the church as well.
When the tornado of the Holy Spirit shows up, something is going to get broken. However, what comes out of that brokenness?
Peace… and power.